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Tip Tuesday: Extra uses for buttonhole cuttersBy AlexisW on 3/18/14 3:39 PM

Button hole cutter: Off-label uses

-by Amanda.Claire

"I took a shirt making class here in Dallas and the instructor gave us extra ideas about using the button hole cutter differently."

1) Mark pattern notches

2) Mark the legs of a dart

3) Cut to the corners of a cuff placket

4) Cut to the corners of a welt pocket or bound buttonhole

5) Mark the top and bottom of the front placket for the folding line

"Let me know if you know more uses for the button hole cutter. I now use mine a whole lot more!"

Republished with permission from Amanda.Claire.


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5 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
Celticstitcher said...
now there's a tool I didn't even know existed lol x
3/18/14 3:57 PM
AnnieE said...
Doesn't look anything like my Grandmother's button hole cutter!
3/19/14 7:28 AM
sewrose said...
What a good idea.
3/19/14 9:15 AM
Sewandwrite said...
Fine ideas and great illustrations! I intend to use these. Thanks for sharing them.
3/19/14 1:01 PM
dove29 said...
First time I've heard of those.
3/22/14 9:53 PM

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